65 y/o who have NDIS funding can continue to receive the same level of NDIS funding when they turn 66 and have the option to change to receive aged funding through My Aged Care.
Almost half of Australians living with disability are over the age of 65, however are not eligible for NDIS funding due to their age alone. Individuals 66 and over that require assistance due to disability would have to make do with much less funding than if they were under 65 and could get NDIS funding. The difference in funding levels is especially prevalent for entry level aged care support needs in comparison to the NDIS.
Although people over 65 are not eligible for NDIS, individuals that were receiving NDIS support services before turning 65 can continue to receive the same supports, from the same provider with the same level of NDIS funding and will have the option to change to receive aged funding through My Aged Care if they wish, however this could impact the level of funding they receive.
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